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2013 Educational Session Presentation Proposal Form

Deadline: May 24, 2013
National Recreation Facilities Institute
October 16-18, 2013 - Denver, Colorado

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Dear NIRSA Member,


The NIRSA NRFI Program Committee is thrilled to bring forward the 2013 National Recreation Facilities Institute, October 16-18 in the mile high city of Denver, Colorado.  We hope you will consider joining us, as we are busy planning a program that will be beneficial to both newer and more seasoned professionals.


 For only the second time in NIRSA history three outstanding Institutes share the same venue.  The co-location of facilities, aquatics, and fitness will provide unique synergy and opportunities for networking, knowledge exchange, and professional collaboration.  The 2013 NRFI promises to be exciting for NIRA members and associates.  


The success of the Institute is dependent upon members’ contributions through presentations, and we welcome contributions from our own experts! We invite you to consider making a presentation either individually or with other colleagues.  Your expertise and knowledge contribute to our members, our association, and our profession.  


 Please review the list in the Presentation Details section for possible presentation topics, but feel free to expand from this list. Many of the topics have been identified from previous symposia or conferences.  Proposals must be submitted by May 24.


Professional and Student members who are selected as lead presenters at the National Recreation Facilities Institute will receive a $100 voucher good towards registration fees at this event or a future NIRSA institute or Annual Conference.


Presentation proposals for the 2013 National Fitness & Wellness Institute should align with the eight collegiate recreational sports core competencies:

  • Philosophy & Theory
  • Programming
  • Management Techniques
  • Business Procedures
  • Facility Management, Planning & Design
  • Research & Evaluation
  • Legal Liability & Risk Management
  • Personal & Professional Qualities

We look forward to seeing you in Denver, Colorado.


Bill Crockett, University of Maryland
Chair of the 2013 National Recreation Facilities Institute

Presenter Membership and Registration Requirements

  • All presenters must hold current professional, life professional, emeritus, student, or associate NIRSA Member status at the time of submission of the presentation proposal form through the time of the Institute. (Not a member? Sign up now at
  • All confirmed lead presenters and co-presenters must register for the Institute prior to the start of the event.
  • Exceptions to these requirements may be requested; click here for more information on the exception policy.
  • Associate Members are encouraged to co-present with Professional Members.

Lead Presenter Details:

* Name:

Designation / Certification

* Member Type:

* Institution / Company:

* Address:

* City:

* State:

* Zip Code:

* Phone:


* Email:

* The lead presenter must be knowledgeable, skilled, and current in the subject matter of the proposed presentation. To verify this, at least one of the following must be applicable (please check as many as apply):

A minimum of two years (academic or calendar) experience (includes internship or graduate/program assistantship) consisting of no less than 1200 hours of administrative responsibilities in subject matter

* Professional Background of Lead Presenter

List past and current positions; include employment dates for the past 5 years


Title - Institution/Company - From/To

* Education and Certifications of Lead Presenter

List the colleges, universities, or technical schools the lead presenter has attended, the degrees obtained and completion dates.

Institution - Major - Degree - Date

* Related Experience

Provide a brief description of your public speaking, teaching, or presenting experience. Include the qualifications of any assisting presenters.


Assisting Presenter(s) Details

First Assisting Presenter



Member Type:


Phone Number:


Second Assisting Presenter



Member Type:


Phone Number:


Third Assisting Presenter



Member Type:


Phone Number:


Presentation Details

* Please select the main topic your presentation will cover:


* Presentation Title:

* Core Competencies your Presentation will Cover?
(check all that apply)

* Presentation Format

Lecture: %

Workshop: %

* Presentation Description

Provide a concise description to be included in the Institute Detail Schedule

Example: With available campus lands for new construction projects becoming increasingly scarce, multistory recreation centers that stack spaces are becoming increasingly popular. This session will address unique challenges and opportunities related to designing “stacked” centers.

* Learning Objectives

Provide up to three concise performance statements that clearly describe exactly what knowledge, skills and/or aptitudes participants will be able to demonstrate as a result of attending the session. Tip: Your learning objectives should complete the phrase, "participants will..."


  1. Develop awareness and strategies that will assist in building or renovating a campus recreation center.
  2. Understand how to get off the ground faster and possibly save time, money and frustration with an upcoming or ongoing project.
  3. Understand the challenges that new facilities create with staffing, programming and cultural change.




* Presentation Outline

Provide an outline of your presentation's content, showing how the subject matter is directly related to the learning objectives outlined in the learning objectives above.

* Presentation Materials

Please provide an overview of the format of your presentation materials, e.g. PowerPoint presentation, handouts, etc.

All presenters are strongly encouraged to upload their presentations and supporting materials to Habitat, NIRSA’s professional networking site, by September 28, 2012.  Uploading your files to the Habitat Resource Library will allow attendees to electronically download your session’s materials prior to the event, relieving you of the burden of printing and providing handouts and affording future reference opportunities to NIRSA Members.

Unless you check the opt-out box below, you agree to grant NIRSA the right to copy, publish, and your materials, in part or in their entirety, for educational purposes and for NIRSA Member reference.  NIRSA will always credit you for your work.

I DO NOT grant NIRSA the right to share my presentation or handouts for educational purposes and NIRSA Member reference.

Audio Visual (AV) Requirements

NIRSA will provide an LCD projector and screen, as well as a microphone for your session. Presenters must provide a laptop (and adapter, if you have a Mac), as well as any other equipment you may wish to use during your presentation. Speakers are not provided; presenters must make their own arrangements to provide speakers for video or music.  No AV arrangements can be made on-site.

If your session requires any special AV needs, please list them here:

* Will your session require Internet access?


Session Prerequisites (if applicable):


Continuing Education Units/Credits

* NIRSA provides members the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at all educational events. CEUs can be used towards admission into or renewal of the Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals (RCRSP).  To qualify to award CEUs, an educational session must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Session must be a minimum of 60 minutes in length.
  2. Provide Proper Learning Environment - the point of contact (presenter) asserts that the event will maintain a proper learning environment appropriate to the CEUs being awarded.
  3. Ensure Relationship to Core Competencies - Each learning event is planned in coordination with one or more of the eight (8) collegiate recreational sports core competencies.
  4. Ensure Qualified Instructional Personnel - instruction shall be provided by a qualified individual(s) based on their education, experience, and expertise as related to the instructional topic.
  5. Identify Learning Outcomes - identify between one (1) and five (5) learning outcomes for each educational session or presentation. 
  6. Ensure Appropriate Content & Instruction - Learning Outcomes will be taught with appropriate content and instruction.
  7. Provide Evaluation Mechanism - Point of Contact (presenter) will ask CEU participants to complete an evaluation and assessment mechanism for each individual educational session training activity that measures the success of learning outcomes.

I acknowledge that I have read and understand the above criteria and will notify assisting presenters of our responsibilities.

Consent to Use Photographs and Video


NIRSA will use photographs and video taken during the Institute to promote the Association and future events.

I grant NIRSA with the unrestricted right to use photographs and videos taken during the Institute at its discretion for the purposes outlined above.


* All presenters are required to abide by the following guidelines:

  1. All presenters are and will be current members of NIRSA at the time of proposal submission and at the time of the presentation, unless an exception has been requested for eligible assisting presenters.
  2. Each presenter will register for the Institute unless an exception has been requested for eligible assisting presenters.
  3. All contributors to this presentation must have ownership of intellectual property rights for all information set forth in the presentation.
  4. All presentations must be a minimum of 60 minutes in length.
  5. All presenters will demonstrate high standards of professional conduct and will not discriminate against participants on the basis of gender, age, socioeconomic or ethnic background, sexual orientation, or disability..
  6. All presenters will provide in their presentation proposal written notice of proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed during the session, and the source of any compensation related to the presentation, if applicable. Participants must be informed at the start of the session of the same.

As the Lead Presenter, I verify that I have communicated with all other presenters. We agree, if accepted, to present this session and acknowledge that we understand and will adhere to the requirements listed above.

Presentation proposal forms must be submitted by May 24, 2013

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